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Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 29, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2018

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: CASE Project Director
The CASE Project Director will partner with all NAAE staff toward the success of CASE and other NAAE initiatives. Qualified applicants should have experience in the delivery of high-quality agricultural education programming and demonstrated experience with CASE. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer. The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Deb Spike-Pierce travels to an appointment to modify the cast of a thoroughbred racehorse recovering from surgery after a bone fracture. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The American Farm Youth Magazine
Before video games, computers and television, there was something known as reading. However, it was a challenge to find good reading materials for rural young people during the early days of agricultural education. Ninety-two percent of rural residents had limited access to libraries (Streeter, 1940). Rural electrification was yet to come in many areas. After the sun went down in rural areas reading or going to bed were the primary options. Read more.

FFA

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

The 2019 CASE Institute Schedule is Now Available!
Click here  for the 2019 CASE Institute Schedule.

Registration for 2019 CASE Institutes opens December 1st. Each site can accommodate approximately 20 participants. This year’s offerings once again include several fast track institutes. Fast track institutes are for teachers with at least one prior CASE certification. Pre-Institute homework is required for fast track participation.

Many CASE Institutes' registrations filled quickly last year, so teachers should be sure to register as soon as they secure the appropriate funding.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

CAST

Will Uber be flying pizza to your doorstep?

Friday, October 26, 2018: Groups work together to help with global nutrition, CAST members go California Dreamin’, and university ag programs stay active. Drones deliver, an octopus escapes, and Halloween food arrives. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 22, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer.  The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
San Antonio, TX
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Free webinar: Meet a Hands-On Learning Aid that Simulates AI
Agriculture instructors have told us how difficult it can be to teach key concepts about reproduction and large animal breeding in the classroom. Realityworks, Inc. created a unique learning aid to give them a realistic, engaging way to teach proper AI techniques without leaving the classroom: the Bovine Breeder TM artificial insemination simulator. Learn how it works and get curriculum details in a 15-minute online event on Monday, October 22nd at 11am CST/12pm EST. Reserve your spot: https://www.realityworks.com/webinars

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Rick Leone of Colorado introduces us to many animals in his care, and shows how he uses technology to track treatment of beef cattle under his care to ensure food integrity and safety. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Mystery of the FFA Emblem“
To Tell The Truth” was a popular television show back in the 1960s. Three people were introduced, all using the same name, and the show host would tell what was noteworthy about the “real” contestant; the other two were impostors. The celebrity panel asked questions to determine who was telling the truth and who the impostors were. We might need to recreate that scenario to unravel the mystery of the origin of the FFA emblem. Read more.

FFA

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Alumni Day at the National FFA Convention & Expo
Friday is Alumni Day at the National FFA Convention & Expo! Check out special events happening throughout the day on FFA.org or in the Convention app. Use #FFAalumni for all of your social media posts! 

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Advance CTE is on the search for programs of study that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters®, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors and faculty at the national level.

Not only will your program be featured in the media and an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the spring, you’ll also be contributing to a positive image of CTE programs.  In its sixth year, this award showcases innovative programs of study to policymakers, employers and education leaders and lets them know that CTE is for all learners and prepares them for a lifetime of college and career success. Applications are open to secondary and postsecondary schools/institutions. Apply today!

 

CAST

Marty Matlock receives the Borlaug CAST Communication Award.

Friday, October 19, 2018: Agriculture was in the spotlight at World Food Prize and CAST events this week. Storms devastate harvest-time crops, university programs in high gear, and a motherly dog welcomes a lion cub into their “puppy den.” These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 15, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

2019 National Teach Ag Campaign Intern Position Announcement
The intern position will start in May 2019 and the end date will depend on performance, but may last until May 2020. The intern will be stationed out of the NAAE office, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY for eight weeks during the 2019 summer.  The remainder of the internship will be done remotely at a site mutually agreed upon by the intern and the NTAC. Click here for more information and to apply by December 2nd. 

October News & Views
Get ready for National FFA Convention! Find out all the ways you can join us in Indy & check out some great resources and giveaways while you are there. All this & more in the October edition of News & Views.

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Lora attempts a procedure she has never practiced before, to clear a urinary tract, as the pet’s anxious owners count the hours in the clinic waiting room. Click here to watch the video. 

Friday Footnotes
What is a Saddle Stone?
I returned to the States (as we are known in England) yesterday, after spending eight days there. My trip to England was both personal and business related.  I visited my daughter and her family, but also spent time with faculty and students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), so I could learn more about English agriculture and education, and perhaps they might possibly learn something from me.  Read more.

FFA

Blue Room Update
We’re only nine days from the beginning of the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo and our inaugural Blue Room experience! Today, we will share presentation topics and booth descriptions for each Blue Room session. Take a look at the Blue Room webpage that evening to check out the latest updates. Top technology and agriculture companies have announced their partnerships with the National FFA to bring The Blue Room to life. Read more about the experience on FFA.org

Get Your Learn on at National Convention
Are you attending National FFA Convention & Expo? Be sure to check out the teacher professional development workshops in rooms 140-142 at the Indiana Convention Center!  Click here to access the schedule. Attend a teacher workshop and be entered into a drawing for a ShopFFA gift card, and receive professional development documentation.

Tour the National FFA Center 
While visiting our city during the National FFA Convention & Expo, be sure to stop by the National FFA Center—located at 6060 FFA Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46278—for a self-guided tour. Items of interest include the FFA Gardens, the Past National Officer Gallery and FFA memorabilia in the Hall of Achievement. Visit FFA.org for driving directions and additional tour information, or pick up a map at registration. No vehicle to get to the center? Take the IndyGo bus line Route 37 to the Traders Point Shopping Mall and walk over to the National FFA Center.

The center will be open for tours:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Convention Judges Still Needed
The National FFA Awards and Recognition team is searching for judges at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in the following areas:

  • National FFA Agriscience Fair – Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National Chapter – Indiana Convention Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Agricultural Proficiency Awards – Indiana Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If you have already registered to judge, email judges@ffa.org with your area(s) of interest, and we will add the info to your existing registration. If you have not registered, click here. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. EDT.

SAE Video of the Week: Agricultural Communications
Do you have students interested in a career in agricultural communications? Watch this SAE video that features Corvallis FFA member Emily Seifert from Montana, whowrites posts for the ag-based blog, Raised in a Barn. Her blog posts are also hosted on her chapter’s website. Remember, you can watch more SAE videos in our SAE Video Library.

Forever Blue Member Benefits
As a clarification from last week, our Forever Blue Benefits program is for FFA Alumni members. You can access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 - your FFA ID. You can also use the code NFFA1928 in the travel section to receive a $50 travel credit. Contact alumni@ffa.org if you have questions.

2019-20 State Officer Programs Facilitator Posting Now Open
Do you enjoy facilitating and training new state officer teams? Consider applying to be a part of our facilitation staff for 2019-20 state FFA officers. Staff members will travel the country and facilitate Base Camp and Checkpoint experiences, helping to educate and prepare state officers throughout their year. To access information— including frequently asked questions, compensation and job requirements—or to apply, visit our job post. You must be 21 by March 15, 2019, to be eligible. Applications are due by Nov. 5, 2018. Email stateofficers@ffa.org if you have questions.

National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide
Teachers: Are you looking for an educational resource related to the national convention and expo? Our education team has just what you need. Check out the new National FFA Convention & Expo Educators' Guide. This free classroom resource is for advisors who bring students to the national convention and expo, or have students remain at school during the event. The guide also includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Join Nutrien Ag Solutions at Convention to Learn About the Giveback Program
People thought it would be crazy to give $100,000 away in grant money, but Nutrien Ag Solutions thought it’d be crazy not to. Through two grant cycles, they’ve awarded 14 FFA chapters, and they’re just getting started. See all of the good the Give Back to Your Roots program is doing while you’re at the National FFA Convention & Expo by visiting booth 2242 in the expo,  joining us Thursday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. in Alumni Central for coffee and rolls, and talking with us over snacks before the annual Alumni and Supporters meeting on Friday! Visit https://radiateroots.ag/ for more information.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors, and faculty at the national level.

In its sixth year, this award honors programs of study across the 16 Career Clusters® that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply Today.

CAST

The gardener has a different look nowadays.

Friday, October 12, 2018: Ag events and awards take center stage this month, another hurricane affects agriculture, high-tech methods aid food production, and pigs can’t yet fly, but they can swim. These and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 

 

Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 8, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2018

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing, and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Tagged to Teach Ag! Declaration Signing Event at National FFA Convention
Calling all seniors and transfer agricultural education majors. Are you committed to becoming an agriculture teacher? Sign-up for our Tagged to Teach Ag declaration event at National FFA Convention. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week,  Dr. Travis Henry and Dr. Molly Rice transport their ambulatory equine dental trailer from their clinic in Wisconsin, to CJ's ranch in Illinois to check on Legacy, an elderly mare due for a six-month checkup. Click here to watch the video.

Friday Footnotes
The Green Hand
Many years ago I was observing a student teacher in a rural high school in Indiana. In between classes, I was perusing the books on the bookshelf when a book, The Green Hand, caught my attention. I had never seen or heard of this book, and that was after having studied at three different universities and receiving three degrees in agricultural education. Read more.

FFA

National FFA Convention & Expo Educators’ Guide
Teachers: Are you looking for an educational resource related to the national convention and expo? Our education team has just what you need. Check out the new National FFA Convention & Expo Educators' Guide. This free classroom resource is for advisors who bring students to the national convention and expo or have students remain at school during the event. The guide also includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director, and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

$400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available
Hosting a service event around the holidays? Planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event? Now is the time to apply for a Day of Service Mini-Grant! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website at www.ffa.org/livingtoserve/grants.

FFA Alumni

Forever Blue Member Benefits
National FFA is excited to share our new Forever Blue Member Benefits. We have partnered with Access to provide our Alumni members with North America’s largest discount network. Take advantage of savings on hotels, car rentals, condos and resorts. As a bonus, you can make the most of your benefits every day by using your Forever Blue Benefits for savings on thousands of restaurants, retailers, entertainment and more. Access your discounts via the My Deals mobile app or go to https://nffabenefits.enjoymydeals.com and begin saving today. To set up your account, enter 201057 - your FFA ID. You can also use the code NFFA1928 in the travel section to receive a $50 travel credit. Contact alumni@ffa.org if you have questions.

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

Visit the CASE Booth at National FFA Convention!
CASE will be located at booth #4627 in Teacher’s World. You can check out the most up-to-date listing of 2019 CASE Institute dates and locations while at the booth. Visit the CASE booth to learn about current and upcoming courses, CASE Online, Lead Teacher opportunities for 2019, and much more! 

CASE certified teachers who visit the booth will receive a CASE window cling and 2019 CASE Institute pocket schedule, while supplies last! Teachers can participate in a soil exchange by trading gallon size bags of soil with other teachers across the country. Be sure to connect with CASE affiliate institutions, sponsors, and partners who will be recognized across the FFA Expo with special banners.

Advance CTE

2019 Excellence in Action Awards
Do you think you have one of the best Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in the nation? Apply for the 2019 Excellence in Action award to showcase the amazing work of your learners, instructors, and faculty at the national level.

In its sixth year, this award honors programs of study across the 16 Career Clusters® that exemplify excellence in the implementation of the Career Clusters, show a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education, provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities, and have a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success. Apply Today.

CAST

Why did the chicken cross the road—with boots on?

Friday, October 5, 2018: Food waste reduction comes in many forms, a new trade deal affects agriculture, and a dog becomes best friends with a koala--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.

 
Monday Morning Monitor from The National Council for Agricultural Education
 

October 1, 2018

Vision

The Council creates an intentional direction for the Agricultural Education Model by:

  • Connecting Leaders
  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Driving Action

Mission

The Council leads the future of school-based agricultural education by:

  • Identifying opportunities and resources

  • Providing a forum for thought and direction

  • Focusing on academic and career success for all students.

Upcoming Events

2018

October 4-6
AAAE North Central Regional Meeting
Fargo, ND

October 24-27
National FFA Convention
Indianapolis, IN

November 27
National Agricultural Education Summit
San Antonio, TX

November 27-
December 1
NAAE Convention
San Antonio, TX

Past Issues

MMM Submissions

To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email Andrea Fristoe, NAAE Program Manager.

The Council

SAE Renewal Taskforce
The SAE Renewal taskforce of the National Council is pleased to announce the release of the final set of resources for the SAE for All program. Independent Learning Guides and an online course for delivery of these guides are now available on the SAE page of the National Council for Agricultural Education at https://thecouncil.ffa.org/sae/.    

Independent Learning Guides are now available for each level of Foundational SAE, as well as each type of Immersion SAE. These guides can be used in class to walk students through activities designed for each SAE component, or can be assigned for out of class work by students. The online course platform contains all eight of the guides along with introductory videos, which can be used for delivery of the content in a paperless format. Take a look at the latest tools for implementing SAE in your program.

2018 National Agricultural Education Summit
The 2018 National Agricultural Education Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 just prior to the 2018 NAAE Convention and ACTE CareerTech VISION 2018. Click here for more information.

NAAE 

Position Announcement: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, organizing and delivering initiatives primarily related to cooperative education content and agricultural educators. The position is funded as part of a three-year commitment by the CHS Foundation, to increase youth and teacher awareness of cooperatives. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Future Agriscience Teacher Symposium at NAAE Convention
The FAST Symposium is a professional development, networking and mentoring experience for preservice agricultural education majors. The sessions will focus on creating an inclusive classroom environment, inquiry-based learning, classroom management, professional development, and collegiality. Click here to register by November 2nd.

2018 NAAE Convention
Registration and the NAAE Housing Block are now open. Make sure to book your room soon, as the housing block is filling quickly. Follow this link for more information and to start making plans for San Antonio! 

Special Ag Mechanics Professional Development as part of NAAE Convention
Sponsored by Lincoln Electric
Welding Education with Lincoln Electric 
Tuesday, November 27th
8:00am-5:00pm
This course is geared for instructors who want to take welding education to the next level. The program is a day seminar focused on instructional delivery methods for Safety, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes. This event will be offsite, however, transportation and lunch are provided. 

Please register by November 15th at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4584026/Lincoln-Electric-Professional-Development-Registration.

Communities of Practice Highlights

Vets on Call
Presented by Zoetis, the Veterinarians on Call YouTube channel features real-life vets doing a variety of tasks. This week, Dr. Peck oversees a calf delivery on her family farm in northern New York state. Follow this link to view the video. 

Friday Footnotes
The Women's Land Army
The 50th anniversary of having females in the FFA is on the horizon (2019). The women in the FFA have proven they belong. The fight for female membership in the FFA, contrary to conventional wisdom, did not start in the 1960s, but actually started in the 1930s, with the delegates at the FFA Convention going behind closed doors to discuss the “Massachusetts Situation.” Click here to read more.  

FFA

2019 WLC Positions Now Open
Looking for ways to interact with students, work with dynamic teammates, give back to a great organization and learn lifelong career skills — all while working in Washington D.C.? Consider working as a National FFA Conference Facilitator! Applications for positions on the 2019 Washington Leadership Conference staff are open now and close Nov. 16, 2018. We are hiring conference facilitators, a conference director and an adult program coordinator. If you're interested, apply at FFA.org/careers-at-ffa. Please note that if hired for this position, staff would be ineligible to run for National FFA Office. Check out this link for more about the conference. Should you have questions, contact wlc@ffa.org.

Teacher Town Hall Is This Tuesday
National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl will host his first monthly Teacher Town Hall teleconference tomorrow, from 6 - 7 p.m. EDT. Topics will include the National FFA Charter, the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws, and an update on our strategic planning. This is a great time to ask about anything on these topics, so come prepared with questions. Call 1-240-454-0879 or use this Webex linkand enter the access code 735 291 641. YhRhf6b* is the password.

And, mark your calendars now for the next two town halls: Wed. Nov. 7, 2018, 6  - 7 p.m. and Wed. Jan. 9, 2019, 6  - 7 p.m.

2018-19 SAE Grants
Thanks to great sponsors, the National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that 148 SAE Grants of $1,000 each are available this year to help current FFA members in grades 7-12 start or expand an SAE. Some grants provide an additional $1,000 to the FFA chapter of the recipient. The online application is available through the SAE Grants webpage, or anywhere you can access the online Application Center. CLICK HERE for a complete step-by-step guide to accessing the SAE Grant application. CLICK HERE for the SAE Grants flyer. All applications must be submitted online before 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov 15, 2018.

FFA Alumni

Mentor Program Opportunity
Do you have students that are interested in the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Mentor Program? Click herefor more information or email alumni@ffa.org.  

 

CASE

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Grant Application Available
Corteva Agriscience (TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (TM), is generously sponsoring CASE Implementation Grants for agriculture teachers and university programs offering pre-service CASE certifications. The application is available at this link and the deadline to apply is October 31, 2018.

This is the sixth year in a row this program, formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, has offered grants to public and private schools and universities to assist with the implementation of CASE. Teachers may apply for grants up to $5,000 for implementing the CASE program in their schools, including teacher professional development at a CASE Institute, and purchasing classroom equipment and resources. Pre-service programs may apply for up to $7,500 for hosting a CASE Institute for pre-service teachers. Grant awardees will be announced in December. For questions regarding this opportunity contact CASE Operations/Outreach Director, Miranda Chaplin.

CAST

Using virtual reality to test perceptions of food.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: New research about food waste, international ag trade, food taste perceptions, and two articles from the world of bears--these and many more ag/science stories in this week’s edition. 

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology's (CAST) weekly online newsletter, Friday Notes, is available free due to a grant from Land O’Lakes.